Wanderlust Oahu 2015 – A weekend of Bliss in Paradise

Wanderlust O’ahu is an all-out, ecstatic celebration. We bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers, weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. Whether you choose to fill your days with beachside yoga, sunrise surfing, SUP adventures or jungle hikes, Wanderlust O’ahu is an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary. This is a yoga event that starts on your mat and gets under skin. It goes in your ears and comes dancing out your fingers and toes. Eyes drink beauty and hearts fill with community. You sip and swallow straight to your soul. Bring a friend or make a whole group of new ones. From early morning meditations to all-night chakra-spinning musical performances, come practice and party in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world.

photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

 

Wanderlust Oahu will be an exciting, energizing, and inspiring weekend of bliss!  Set for February 26th at Turtle Bay Resort, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  The magical spell of the Hawaiian islands combined with conscious musicians,  world renowned yoga teachers, ono food, speakers and more will rejuvenate your body and soul.  Perhaps your considering a Yoga retreat this year, or a vacation in paradise.  Would like to start Festival season in February? Wanderlust Oahu is going to satisfy all these desires in one weekend!  Come out to the islands and meet some amazing people while showing up for your self!  Experience one of the amazing Wanderlust Festivals in one of the worlds most amazing places!

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MUSIC

If yoga is the soul, music is the beating heart of Wanderlust Festival. True to our name, music at Wanderlust is just as much about discovery as it is about spending an evening with artists you know and love. Revel in a wide variety of musical performers in myriad settings, from epic main stage evenings to intimate pop-up shows and live performances accompanying yoga classes. O’ahu’s acts include Nahko and Medicine for the People, Brett Dennen, Roothub, DJ Drez and more. Inspired by the artists on stage? Try your own hand at a few tunes with ukulele, sack-key guitar, chanting and other music workshops.

 

YOGA

Ali KaukasWhether you’re an experienced yogi or brand new to the practice, you can create your ideal day of yoga at Wanderlust O’ahu. Mix in relaxing meditation and yin classes with sweaty, uplifting vinyasa and ashtanga, or challenge yourself with something completely new – such as standup paddleboard or aerial yoga. Feel the energy of hundreds of yogis breathing and moving together, or slip into to a small group class. Our festival in O’ahu offers a taste of internationally recognized teachers, including Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Eoin Finn, Janet Stone and Schuyler Grant as well as much-loved local instructors.

 

Outdoor Adventures

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Photo by Wanderlust

Get off your mat and deep into the surrounding beauty of O’ahu! Explore the local flora and fauna with an eco-hike, adventure run, or horseback ride, or grab a bathing suit for kayaking with sea turtles or a ride in a traditional Hawaiian surf canoe. Want to lend a helping hand? Join our annual beach clean up with Sustainable Coastlines!

 

Surf & Sup

Photo by Shannon Cummings for Wanderlust

Photo by Shannon Cummings for Wanderlust

The legendary surf breaks and protected coves surrounding Turtle Bay Resort are the perfect watery playground for surfing and standup paddleboarding. Flow through poses on your floating mat in a SUP yoga class, or stretch your sea legs with a variety of standup paddleboard and surf excursions. We have classes for all levels – including brand new beginners!

 

Speakeasy and Lectures

Photo by Amanda Michaels-Zech for Wanderlust

Photo by Amanda Michaels-Zech for Wanderlust

At Wanderlust O’ahu, the Speakeasy is our unique take on mo’olelo, the ancient Hawaiian tradition of sharing stories to preserve them for generations to come. Hosted at the Talk Story theatre in Turtle Bay’s Surfer Bar, our lecture series spans subjects pertaining to mindful living. With an inspiring and insightful lineup including prominent yoga teachers, musicians, authors, business leaders, filmmakers, and philosophers, the Speakeasy is just that – a casual experience where presenters can “speak easily.”

 

Food, Wine, & Local Crafts

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Photo by Amanda Bjorn for Wanderlust

Grass-fed, cold-pressed, small-batch, gluten-free, certified-organic. If it’s got a hyphen, it’s likely at Wanderlust. Find healthy fare throughout the festival, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite from our Food Co-op or sitting down to enjoy some local fine dining. Also take time to browse the Kula Market, which showcases a selection of your favorite brands alongside boutique companies and regional artisans. As the sun sets, break bread with new and old friends at our Sea to Table Dinner, featuring exquisite local flavors.

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Photo by Shannon Cummings for Wanderlust

Check out some of the great Musicians playing at Wanderlust Oahu 2015 on our

Wanderlust Teaser Playlist!

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Photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

Photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

 

Photo by Cristen Vidanovic for Wanderlust

Photo by Cristen Vidanovic for Wanderlust

 

Photo by Wanderlust

Photo by Wanderlust

 

They say third time’s the charm, and now that it’s our third time at Turtle Bay in O’ahu, we’ve learned a thing or two about Hawaii’s gorgeous North Shore. We hunkered down with this year’s schedule, sifted through our memories, and found you our favorite gems.

 Download the 2015 Guide HERE

You can check out the guide HERE before you Download it.

Photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

Photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

 

 

Photo by Jake Laub for Wanderlust

Photo by Jake Laub for Wanderlust

 

Photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

Photo by Ali Kaukas for Wanderlust

 

We hope to see you at Wanderlust Oahu 2015! Tickets are on sale and many different options for building a truly personal and unique weekend.  Join Nahko & MFTP, Brett Dennen, Shiva Rea, Sean Corn, the amazing Wanderlust crew, and so many more!  See you in Hawaii!

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